Tartan Is Taking Over

There was certainly no shortage of plaid on the runways this season so it seems only natural that tartan is taking over our closets this Fall.  The classic print is getting a modern makeover with an exciting new palatte – from soft pastels to electric hues.  While plaid can be intimidating, I show you 4 ways to check out the trend.

Look 1:
Classic plaid takes an unexpected twist with a modern silhouette with faux leather trim, cinched waist and asymmetrical cut.  Top it off with the season’s hottest hat.

Look 2:
Pluck up the courage to mix another print with plaid.  I’ve done it in this outfit with polka dots but the same rules will apply to paisley, stripes or houndstooth: make sure it’s cohesive.  Stick to patterns in the same colour family and make sure one print is larger (or LOUDER) than the other.

Look 3:
Believe it or not this look is separates and not a jumpsuit!  That means you can mix and match this head-to-toe tartan in a snap.

Look 4:
Big, bold, bright plaid is the name of this game.  This stunning powder blue suit is taking a cue from menswear, including a double breasted jacket.  Complimented of course by a cross body bag in bold hues.

Images from Caitlin Connelly/CTV

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